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Justice League America

“Blown Away”

Volume 1, Issue 53, August 1991
Released June 11, 1991

Cover Price: $1.00
Guide Price: $3.00 (as of 2011) Rating
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Justice League America, Vol. 1, #53. Image © DC Comics



Writers: J. M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen
Penciller: Chris Wozniak
Inker: Bruce D. Patterson
Colorist: Gene D'Angelo
Letterer: Willie Schubert
Assistant Editor: Kevin Dooley
Editor: Andrew Helfer

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Cover Description: Clockwise from left, Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle, Martian Manhunter, General Glory, Fire, and Ice receive bed news from a doctor. (No Booster Gold.)

Brief Synopsis: In the turbulence of Maxwell Lord's failing health, major changes are brewing for the Justice League International.

Booster Gold's role in this story:
Cameo (Booster Gold makes a minor appearance)

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: "Breakdowns: Part 1": This is the first issue of a multi-part story crossing through Justice League America and Justice League Europe dealing with changes in the League following the loss of Lord's guidance.

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Image Copyright DC Comics

Page 8, panel 1
Booster Gold and Claire Montgomery walk in on Blue Beetle, Fire, General Glory, Guy Gardner, Ice, and Martian Manhunter in Maxwell Lord's hospital room.

Page 8, panel 3
When Claire admits that she and Maxwell were once married, Booster appears as surprised as everyone else. This makes little sense unless Booster is reacting to the others' surprise. Booster has known that the two were once married since this information was revealed during the events of Justice League Quarterly #1.

Page 20, panel 1
After spending some time with Blue Beetle, Booster has had his fill of the Justice League's typical antics when Martian Manhunter allows Big Sir, Clock King, Cluemaster, Major Disaster, Mighty Bruce, and Multi-Man, all former members of the Justice League International Antarctica branch, to guard Maxwell Lord's hospital room. Leaving the hospital, Booster returns to his role as leader of the Conglomerate.

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Boosterrific Review: This comic is considerably worse than what we've come to expect from this consistently exceptional series, which is symbolically fitting considering that we are now entering the darkest hours of the Justice League International. This potentially paradigm-shifting moment in the history of the Justice League International is marred considerably by weak art and a slowly-unfolding story despite its enticing premise.

Boosterrific Rating:

  • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
Gold Standard.

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